- Domaine Drouhin Laroze
- Le Musigny
- Pinot Noir
- 2024 - 2042
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, November 2018
After the tribulations of the 2016 frost, the Musigny vineyard was back on form in 2017 producing a full harvest. Dense, deep, opaque colour. With blueberry and damson aromas, this is unctuous and concentrated with a very appealing Chambolle succulence. Beautifully harmonious whilst possessing subtle power. Very fine indeed.
Neal Martin, Janaury 2019,
The 2017 Musigny Grand Cru has not be racked, the two barrels just rolled, this cuvée matures in 100% new oak with 25% whole bunches. It has a very refined and focused bouquet, the new oak very well integrated here, layers of black cherries, boysenberry and crushed stone aromas. It conveys the nobility one expects from this Grand Cru. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but fine tannin. There is an arching structure to this Musigny with impressive density and girth on the persistent finish. Excellent. 2025 - 2045
Burghound, January 2018,
As with several wines in the range, there is enough reduction present to knock down the fruit though not so much that suggestions of spice cannot be discerned. The sleek, intense and solidly concentrated flavors are shaped by refined, and quite dense, tannins while exuding evident minerality on the firm, detailed and exceptionally serious and austere finish. This is very clearly built for the long haul and it will require all of 20 years to see this at its peak. In sum, this is an unusually structured 2017. Drink 2037+
Decanter, December 2018,
This excellent parcel of Musigny extends to 0.2ha and is planted with 5 to 60-year-old vines. Effortlessly handling its 100% new wood, it's a precise, focussed and very elegant rendition of the grand cru. The sappy, chalky, refreshing minerality supports a palate of succulent summer berry fruit flavours. Classy winemaking. Drinking Window 2025 - 2032
Domaine Drouhin Laroze
This substantial Gevrey Chambertin domaine is under the guardianship of a collaborative family team: Philippe Drouhin is ably assisted by son and daughter Nicolas and Caroline. First established in 1850, the domaine has major holdings in Gevrey Chambertin, as well as an impressive array of the Côte de Nuits’s grands crus, stretching from Gevrey down through Chambolle Musginy and into Vougeot. Recent investment at the domaine’s barrel hall will continue to drive quality at Drouhin Laroze. Their style falls somewhere between a modernist and a traditionalist. The wines are ripe, concentrated, and often earthy and textured. They offer terrific value, particularly in Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru.
Le Musigny is a red Grand Cru vineyard based in Burgundy’s Chambolle Musigny village in the Côte de Nuits. Le Musigny is situated between the scrubland at the top of the slope and the upper section of Clos de Vougeot on well-draining limestone soil. The wines of Le Musigny are some of the best in Burgundy on a par with those of Romanée Conti, La Tâche, Richebourg, Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze.